TuesdayDecember 23
About Face Drawing SessionsPortrait Drawing | 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Figure Drawing | 7:15 – 9:15 p.m.
About Face Drawing Sessions
Looking for a supportive and friendly environment to hone your artistic skills? About Face Drawing Sessions are for you! There's no instructor, but there is a group of inspired artists, representing a wide range of abilities, who love to draw from the live model. Must be 18 or older to participate. Mondays: $12 / $10 for members / $5 for students. Tuesdays: $10 / $8 for members / $5 for students. Includes both sessions.

    Cost:

  • $10 / $8 for members / $5 for students. Includes both sessions.
TuesdayJanuary 13
About Face Drawing SessionsPortrait Drawing | 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Figure Drawing | 7:15 - 9:15 p.m.
About Face Drawing Sessions
Looking for a supportive and friendly environment to hone your artistic skills? About Face Drawing Sessions are for you! There's no instructor, but there is a group of inspired artists, representing a wide range of abilities, who love to draw from the live model. Must be 18 or older to participate. Mondays: $12 / $10 for members / $5 for students. Tuesdays: $10 / $8 for members / $5 for students. Includes both sessions.

    Cost:

  • $10 / $8 for members / $5 for students. Includes both sessions
ThursdayJanuary 15
Printmaking 1016:00 - 8:00 p.m.Printmaking 101
Join us for a two-part workshop with CMA instructor Jimmy Hiller to explore basic procedures and styles in the art of printmaking. Printmaking 101 is the first of 4 classes in the new the Art School 101 series which offers participants the perfect opportunity to dabble in printmaking, photography, watercolor painting, and drawing while learning new techniques. Participants must be 18 or older. Individual classes (two sessions each): $80 / $60 members. Sign up for all 4 and receive a 20 % discount: $256 / $192 members.
    Register Now!

    Cost:

  • Individual classes (two sessions each): $80 / $60 members. Sign up for all 4 and receive a 20 % discount: $256 / $192 members
CMA Jazz on MainDoors open at 7:00 p.m.
Concert begins at 7:30 p.m.
CMA Jazz on Main
Enjoy this exciting series of amazing, hot jazz performances, under the artistic direction of internationally renowned band leader Noel Freidline, in the elegant setting of the DuBose-Poston Reception Hall.

Presented by Family Medicine Centers of South Carolina
FridayJanuary 16
CMA Jazz on Main: Oscar, Ahmad & George: Three Legends of Piano JazzHappy hour at 7:00 p.m.
Concert begins at 7:30 p.m.
CMA Jazz on Main: Oscar, Ahmad & George: Three Legends of Piano Jazz
One was knighted by the Queen of England, another was named a Living Jazz Legend by the Kennedy Center, and another won eight Grammy Awards and was referred to as the "Maharaja of the keyboard" by Duke Ellington. There is no shortage of world-class jazz pianists, but the names George Shearing, Ahmad Jamal, and Oscar Peterson stand out amongst the best. Each developed a signature sound in the 1950s that would become a point of reference. Their unique styles would go on to heavily influence countless musicians. The Noel Freidline Trio with special guest saxophonist Doug Henry presents an evening of music made famous by Shearing, Jamal, and Peterson, including such classics as "Lullaby of Birdland," "So Rare," "Poinciana," "But Not for Me," "Night Train," and "Band Call."
Presented by Family Medicine Centers of South Carolina. Cash Bar.

    Cost:

  • Individual Seats:
    $35 / $28 for members / $5 for students

    Premier Table Seating:
    $300 - 6 guests & 2 bottles of wine
    $200 - 4 guests & 1 bottles of wine
ThursdayJanuary 22
Printmaking 1016:00 - 8:00 p.m.Printmaking 101
Join us for a two-part workshop with CMA instructor Jimmy Hiller to explore basic procedures and styles in the art of printmaking. Printmaking 101 is the first of 4 classes in the new the Art School 101 series which offers participants the perfect opportunity to dabble in printmaking, photography, watercolor painting, and drawing while learning new techniques. Participants must be 18 or older. Individual classes (two sessions each): $80 / $60 members. Sign up for all 4 and receive a 20 % discount: $256 / $192 members.
    Register Now!

    Cost:

  • Individual classes (two sessions each): $80 / $60 members. Sign up for all 4 and receive a 20 % discount: $256 / $192 members
FridayJanuary 23
Author and Dessert Designer Caitlin Freeman Lecture and DemoHappy hour at 6:00 p.m.
Lecture at 6:30 p.m. followed by cake demonstration and tasting
Author and Dessert Designer Caitlin Freeman Lecture and Demo
A self-taught baker, Caitlin Freeman is the resident pastry chef for Blue Bottle Coffee. A former owner of the San Francisco cake and sweets shop Miette, Caitlin made a name for herself creating simple and lovely cakes and cupcakes using local and organic ingredients. Inspired to bake by the confectionary paintings of California painter Wayne Thiebaud, she saw her chance to re-create those very cakes when Blue Bottle opened a café in the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Four years and many art-inspired desserts later, she wrote the book, Modern Art Desserts, to chronicle the desserts, inspiration, and adventures that happened when combining art and cake.

    Cost:

  • $15 / $12 for members / $5 for students. Admission includes cake!
TuesdayJanuary 27
About Face Drawing SessionsPortrait Drawing | 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Figure Drawing | 7:15 - 9:15 p.m.
About Face Drawing Sessions
Looking for a supportive and friendly environment to hone your artistic skills? About Face Drawing Sessions are for you! There's no instructor, but there is a group of inspired artists, representing a wide range of abilities, who love to draw from the live model. Must be 18 or older to participate. Mondays: $12 / $10 for members / $5 for students. Tuesdays: $10 / $8 for members / $5 for students. Includes both sessions.

    Cost:

  • $10 / $8 for members / $5 for students. Includes both sessions
ThursdayJanuary 29
FAAAC presents a lecture with curator Victoria Cooke: African-American Art at the CMA6:00 - 8:00 p.m.FAAAC presents a lecture with curator Victoria Cooke: African-American Art at the CMA
Get a sneak peek of two exciting exhibitions of African-American art premiering at the CMA in the spring of 2016. Organized by the Columbia Museum of Art, REMIX: Themes & Variations in African-American Art is a groundbreaking exhibition that includes a wide variety of work from the paintings of Hale Woodruff and Charles White to the contemporary sculptures of Willie Cole and Renée Stout and the paintings of Fahamu Pecou and Mickalene Thomas. REMIX highlights the practice among many African-American artists of retelling historical themes and stories in new ways and from their own unique perspective. The second exhibition runs concurrently with REMIX and features modern and contemporary work from CMA’s own collection of African-American art. With works by artists as diverse as Romare Bearden and Alison Saar, the CMA has built a collection for education and enrichment of the community and all who visit our institution. FAAAC members only.

    Cost:

  • FAAAC members only. Free.
ThursdayFebruary 5
Photography 1016:00 - 8:00 p.m.Photography 101
Join us for a two-part workshop with Instructor Gordon Humphries to explore basic procedures and styles in the art of photography. Photography 101 is part of our Art School 101 series, which offers participants the perfect opportunity to dabble in printmaking, photography, watercolor painting, and drawing while learning new techniques. Sign up for all 4 and receive a 20 % discount. Participants must be 18 or older. $80 / $60 members.
    Register Now!

    Cost:

  • Sign up for all 4 and receive a 20 % discount. $80 / $60 members
SaturdayFebruary 7
Contemporaries' Black Jack Ball7:30 - 11:30 p.m.Contemporaries' Black Jack Ball
This annual fundraising gala is the Contemporaries’ premiere event and is expected to draw a crowd of over 400 to the elegant, modern environment of the Columbia Museum of Art. In its 10th year, guests will enjoy an evening of Vegas-proportions in honor of the Contemporaries’ 21st birthday celebration. The event will begin with a silent art auction, heavy hors d’oeuvres by Scott Hall Catering, casino entertainment by Party Time DJs, music by Sol Fusion, and dancing in a show-stopping casino atmosphere designed by Cricket Newman Designs. All proceeds from the event benefit the Contemporaries Art Acquisition Fund. $55 / $100 for Contemporaries members and $75 / $135 for non-members. For more information, visit columbiacontemporaries.com.
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    Cost:

  • $55 /$100 for Contemporaries members and $75/$130 for non-members
TuesdayFebruary 10
CMA Chamber Music on MainDoors at 6:00 p.m.
Concert at 7:00 p.m.
CMA Chamber Music on Main
Music plus art equals a magical experience with this critically acclaimed chamber concert series featuring world-renowned artistic director Edward Arron and intimately set in the Museum's gorgeous DuBose Poston Reception Hall.

Musicians
Gilles Vonsattel, piano
Todd Palmer, clarinet
Bella Hristova, violin
Edward Arron, cello

Music
Beethoven Piano Trio in c minor, Opus 1, No. 3
Stravinsky Suite from L'histoire du Soldat for Clarinet, Violin and Piano
Debussy Sonata for Violin and Piano
Weber Grand 'Trio' Concertant for Clarinet, Piano and Cello (arr. Todd Palmer)
ThursdayFebruary 12
Photography 1016:00 - 8:00 p.m.Photography 101
Join us for a two-part workshop with Instructor Gordon Humphries to explore basic procedures and styles in the art of photography. Photography 101 is part of our Art School 101 series, which offers participants the perfect opportunity to dabble in printmaking, photography, watercolor painting, and drawing while learning new techniques. Sign up for all 4 and receive a 20 % discount. Participants must be 18 or older. $80 / $60 members.
    Register Now!

    Cost:

  • Sign up for all 4 and receive a 20 % discount. $80 / $60 members
WednesdayFebruary 18
Evening for Educators4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.Evening for Educators
Enter the world of an American impressionist in the exhibition Charles Courtney Curran: Seeking the Ideal. Curran's career blossomed in the decades when French impressionism had changed the art world. Charles Curran's heart was claimed by women, children and flowers, and he devoted a lifetime to painting them in the full light of day.
ThursdayFebruary 26
Drawing 1016:00 - 8:00 p.m.Drawing 101
Join us for a two-part workshop with CMA Instructor Mike Dwyer to explore basic techniques in the art of drawing. Drawing 101 is part of our Art School 101 series, which offers participants the perfect opportunity to dabble in printmaking, photography, watercolor painting, and drawing while learning new techniques. Sign up for all 4 and receive a 20 % discount. Participants must be 18 or older. $80 / $60 members.
    Register Now!

    Cost:

  • Sign up for all 4 and receive a 20 % discount. $80 / $60 members.